Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Top 12 Cheapest Dual-Core Android Phones for Christmas 2012

Price trend of Dual-core Android Smartphones in the Philippines for 2012

2013 will be the battle of affordable dual-core Android smartphones and 40 days (as of this writing)  before we say goodbye to 2012, mobile companies are in rush for giving consumers their best offering of dual-core smartphones this coming holiday season.

Dual-core processor boosts applications, internet browsing and multimedia experience compared to single core platform. Also, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich runs smoothly on this hardware so expect a fluid and buttery user interface (UI).

I listed top 12 Cheapest dual-core Android phones currently selling in the Philippine market today and choose the one that suit your needs and your lifestyle.


Top 12 Cheapest Dual-Core Android Smartphones for Christmas 2012 - Price and Full Specs

The most expensive of my top 12 list Cheapest Android Smartphone in the Philippines. Packed with features and with highest RAM of them all you will never go wrong owning this one.

Top 12: HTC Desire X
Price: P13,750
Features: HTC Sense UI v4.0, Beats Audio, FM radio, GPS, Accelerometer,G-sensor, Ambient and Proximity sensor.
Full Specs: 4.0" 16M colors Capacitive touchscreen, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, 1 GHz dual core MSM8225 S4 processor, 768 MB RAM, 4GB internal memory,  Adreno 203 GPU, 5MP AF camera with LED Flash, Wi-Fi, DLNA, micro-USB, Bluetooth, 3G capable and 1650 mAh battery

Almost the same features with HTC Desire X and at par at specs Galaxy Ace 2 is right  for a budget conscious consumers who wants to own a quality, durable and dual core processor smartphone.

Top 11: Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
Price: P11,600
Features: Touchwiz 4 UX, FM radio, GPS, Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor.
Full Specs: 3.8" 16M TFT Capacitive touchscreen, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 800 MHz Novathor U8500 dual core processor, 768 MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, Mali 400 MP GPU, 5MP AF camera with LED Flash, Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth, 3G capable and 1500 mAh battery

Double dual core line up of Lenovo with high capacity 2500 mAh battery (P700i) and Dolby Speakers (S560)

Top 10: Lenovo P700i/S560
Price: P10,990
Features: Dual SIM, wireless FM radio, Face unlock, 720p HD recording, Dolby Speakers (S560 only), GPS, Gravity, Proximity and Light sensor
Full Specs: 4.0" 16M color IPS Capacitive Touchscreen, 1 GHz MT6577 dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM, PowerVR SGX531 GPU, 4 GB internal memory, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Dual camera with 5MP rear (no flash) and VGA front, Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth, 3G capability and 2500 mAh (P700i), 2000 mAh (S560) battery.

Sony Xperia U features Dual core processor, Mobile Bravia Engine and XLoud experience for massive multimedia experience

Top 9: Sony Xperia U
Price: P10,300
Features: FM radio, XLoud, Face detection, mobile Bravia Engine and 720p HD video recording
Full Specs: 3.5" 16M color TFT Capacitive Touchscreen on scratch resistant mineral glass, 1 GHz STE U8500 dual-core, 512 MB RAM, 8GB internal memory, Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgradeable to ICS, Dual Camera with 5MP main with LED flash and VGA front, Wi-Fi, DLNA, micro-USB, Bluetooth, 3G capability and 1320 mAh battery.

Cherry Mobile Magnum 2X running on 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core Processor with Gorilla glass screen for scratch protection

Top 8: Cherry Mobile Magnum 2X
Price: P8,999
Features: GPS and 720p HD video recording
Full Specs: 3.8" TFT Capacitive Touchscreen with Gorilla Glass, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-Core, 512 MB RAM, 8GB internal memory, Dual Camera with 5MP main (no flash) and VGA front, Wi-Fi, micro-USB, Bluetooth, 3G capable and 1500 mAh battery


MyPhone's Flagship biggest and thinnest 1 GHz dual core processor Android Phone - A919 DUO

Top 7: MyPhone A919 DUO
Price: P7,999 (SRP of P9,499)
Features: Dual SIM, FM radio, GPS, TV out, 720p HD Video Recording, Motion, Proximity and Light Sensors
Full Specs: 5.0" IPS Capacitive Multi-touchscreen, 1 GHz Dual Core MediaTek MT6577 processor, PowerVR SGX531 GPU, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, 8 MP rear with Autofocus, dual LED Flash and VGA front, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, micro USB 2.0, 3G capable and 2000 mAh Lipolymer battery.

Latest dual core Android phone of StarMobile - CRYSTAL with qHD display and 8 MP + 2 MP dual camera with Backside Illumination (BSI).

StarMobile CRYSTAL
Price: P7,990
Features: Dual SIM, Dual Camera, FM radio, Video Call, Motion, Light and Proximity Sensor.
Full Specs: 4.5" qHD IPS Capacitive Touchscreen, 540x960 resolution, 1 GHz MediaTek MT6577 dual-core processor, PowerVR SGX531 GPU, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Dual camera with 8MP rear autofocus, BSI and LED flash and 2MP front, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, 3G capable and 1700 mAh battery.


CloudFone Thrill 430X qHD display, 960x540 resolution, 256 ppi, running on dual core Qualcomm S4 processor and high capacity 4160 mAh battery will definitely tempt you to try this one.

CloudFone Thrill 430X
Price: P7,777
Features: Dual SIM, GPS and FM radio
Full Specs: 4.3" IPS Capacitive Touchscreen with 960x540 resolution, Qualcomm MSM8625 1.2 GHz dual-core S4 processor, Adreno 203 GPU, 768 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, Dual camera with 8MP rear with autofocus and front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, 3G capable and 4150 mAh battery.


MyPhone A878 DUO + 3G + VGA Front camera = MyPhone A898 DUO

Top 6: MyPhone A898 DUO
Price: P7,499 (P6,590 on promo)
Features: Dual SIM, FM radio, GPS, TV out, 720p HD Video Recording, Motion and Proximity sensor
Full Specs: 4.3" IPS Capacitive Touchscreen, 1 GHz Dual Core MediaTek MT6577 processor, PowerVR SGX531 GPU 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, Dual camera with 5 MP rear with Autofocus, dual LED Flash and VGA front, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, micro USB 2.0, 3G capable and 1800 mAh Lipolymer battery.

MyPhone's first dual-core Android phone released on Sept 28, 2012 - A878 DUO. MyPhone Facebook fanatics avail it for as low as P5,388 during the event on Metrowalk Pasig City.

Top 5: MyPhone A878 DUO
Price: P6,999 (P5,990 on promo)
Features: Dual SIM, FM radio, GPS, TV out, 720p HD Video Recording, Motion and Proximity sensor
Full Specs: 4.3" IPS Capacitive Touchscreen, 1 GHz Dual Core MediaTek MT6577 processor, PowerVR SGX531 GPU 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, 5 MP rear with Autofocus and dual LED Flash, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, micro USB 2.0 and 1800 mAh Lipolymer battery.


StarMobile ASTRA wins the GMA News TV Pop talk battle of Pinoy Phones last November 20,2012

Top 4: StarMobile ASTRA
Price: P6,990
Features: Dual SIM, Dual Camera, FM radio, Video Call, Mobile TV, Motion and Proximity Sensor.
Full Specs: 4.3" IPS Capacitive Touchscreen, 1 GHz MediaTek MT6577 dual-core processor, PowerVR SGX531 GPU, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Dual camera with 8MP rear and VGA front, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, 3G capable and 1500 mAh battery.

Cherry Mobile biggest dual core Android phone boasting 5.0" Capacitive touchscreen - The TITAN 

Top 3: Cherry Mobile TITAN
Price: P6,499
Features: Dual SIM, FM radio, G-sensor, Proximity and Light Sensor
Full Specs: 5.0" Capacitive Touchscreen, 1 GHz MediaTek MT6577 dual-core processor, PowerVR SGX531 GPU, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Dual camera with 5MP main with Flash and VGA front, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB, 3G capable and 2350 mAh battery.


Cherry Mobile FLAME is the cheapest qHD Dual-Core ICS Android Phone in the Philippine market.

Cherry Mobile FLAME
Price: P6,299
Features: Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Dual Camera, FM radio, DivX, 720p HD video recording and GPS capable.
Full Specs: 4.5" IPS qHD 5 point Multi-Touchscreen, 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 540x960 resolution, 5 MP autofocus with LED flash and 1.3 MP front camera, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB, 3G capable and 1800 mAh battery.

SkyFire is second cheapest Cherry Mobile Smartphone to join the "Battle of Dual Core Android Phones"

Top 2: Cherry Mobile SkyFire
Price: P5,999
Features: Dual SIM and FM radio
Full Specs: 4.7" Capacitive touchscreen, 1 GHz dual core processor, 4GB internal memory, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Dual camera with 5 MP main with flash and VGA front, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and 3G capable.

MyPhone A848i DUO is Cheapest Dual-Core 3G Android Phone of MyPhone


MyPhone A848i DUO
Price: P5,990 (SRP of 7,499)
Features: Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Dual Camera, FM radio and GPS capable
Full Specs: 4.0" IPS 5 point Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen, 1 GHz MT6577 dual-core processor, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, 480x800 resolution, 5 MP rear autofocus with LED flash and VGA front camera, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB, 3G capable and 1600 mAh battery.


Cherry Mobile FLARE is the cheapest of all dual-core Android Phones in the Philippines

Top 1: Cherry Mobile FLARE
Price: P3,999
Features: Dual SIM, Proximity sensor and Accelerometer
Full Specs: 4.0" IPS Capacitive Touchscreen, Qualcomm MSM8225 1.2 GHz dual-core S4 processor, Adreno 203 GPU, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Dual camera with 5MP main with Flash and VGA front, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0, 3G capable and 1600 mAh battery.


Well, the ranking is finally over. As you notice, Cherry Mobile dominates the top 3 cheapest dual core Android smartphones, next is StarMobile ASTRA sandwich between MyPhone and CM, the rest and the more expensive are global mobile brands.

Cherry Mobile SkyFire Price is not official but looking through it's specs, the price should be right.

So, which one will be the best seller and will be dubbed as the true "Dual Core ng BAYAN"?

If  I miss something, please let me know.

Updates: Latest Alcatel OT 997D (P11,990), KATA i1(P8,500)MyPhone A848i DUO (P5,990), MyPhone A888 DUO (P7,499)StarMobile CRYSTAL (P7,990), Cherry Mobile FLAME (P6,299) and Cherry Mobile BLAZE (P6,499) will be added very soon on the ranking.

Sources:
Cherry Mobile Official Site Cherry Mobile Facebook
MyPhone Official Site MyPhone Facebook StarMobile Facebook
Sony Xperia U Full Specs Lenovo Official Site
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Full Specs HTC Desire X Specs
Cloudfone Facebook


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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

cloudfone thrill 430x is not included?

GbSb said...

Thanks for the info, Cloudfone Trill 430X is rank between MyPhone A898 and A919 DUO.

Anonymous said...

Made your list too soon. Cherry has just announced a few more dual core androids.

Anonymous said...

Can you make another review like this taking into account the new dual cores announced

Anonymous said...

why is alcatel ot 997d not in the list? it was priced at 11,990 with great specs and they slashed off 2000 last December. That's just Php9,990.

Anonymous said...

i ├▒eed phone for video call...mybe starmobile astra and crystal are good...

GbSb said...

Both are capable of video call, if you have a little extra budget, go for CRYSTAL.

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